P90X3: Week 1, Day 2

The Warrior and Love Yourself

Miss C came over to watch American Horror Story like she do. :) We get together every Tuesday night to watch AHS. We’re watching Season 2 on Netflix right now, while a backlog of Season 4 builds on my DVR. Because of that I didn’t get to work out as early as I did on Monday. Which is fine, because Mr. T had overslept and not done his workout when he should’ve, so we worked out together! I was wrong, for the record, about “The Warrior” being less wrist-intensive. If anything it was worse about it, because a lot of the moves involved being on your feet, then jumping down to plank, then back up to your feet – over and over and over again. I just took it slow. I’m still not sore today…probably because I was taking it so slow. It’s a bit disappointing, because I like the feeling of being sore after a workout. It’s like “hey…I did something” and without it I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything. :/ Hopefully as I become more familiar with the workouts I’ll be able to keep up better and get more out of each video.

This morning I tried the Love Yourself yoga video and…it’s not for me. The woman is a sort of yoga therapist type person, so the verbiage she used was along the lines of “hug yourself” “you deserve this” “give yourself the love you give to others” and the first and last 5-7 minutes were spent just lying on the floor, not moving. Not really what I’m looking…lol So I’ll probably go back to the Bend & Stretch. Of course there is also the Twist & Stretch, or I might try some of the focused videos, like Upper Back, Legs, Shoulders, Hips, Hamstrings, & Back, etc. Oh, look – they have a Carpal Tunnel video!! And a few beginners Pilates videos…plus several videos that are only 10-15 minutes long that I could combine. I’m excited to try out new options. :) Oh, and sorry for the link attack – that was mainly for me if I’m in a rush and forgot to pull up a video the night before.

I tweet out every time I publish a blog post, and a coach from Beach Body replied and invited me to join a FB support group. They suggested I do the P90X3 in the morning and yoga in the evening…but I’m not sure that’s possible. You sweat so much with the P90X3 that you have to take a shower after. So a 30+ minute workout, plus a shower, plus drying my hair…that adds so much more time to my morning routine. I know me, and if I have to wake up an hour earlier than I usually do, I’m going to quit. It is what it is. Plus, I like the calmness of the yoga to ease me into my day. I’m not up for the high-energy of what’s-his-name in the videos. Dude is a bit intense.

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